Around 10:45 pm EST, nearly every network and cable news network preempted regular programming to pre-announce an announcement made by the President of the United States: Osama bin Ladin is dead.
About an hour later, Barack Obama walked down the long red carpet in the wide main corridor of the White House, and stood at a podium alone to address the nation.
“It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened…” He went on the heart-wrenchingly, poetically describe the horrors of September 11, 2001, an event masterminded by Osama bin Ladin.
For the second time in his presidency, President Barack Obama stood before the nation to deliver the State of the Union on Tuesday night. Many viewers had the option of skipping the speech because it was leaked online some two hours before the president took his podium. In the Information Age, nothing is sacred.
Obama opened by mentioning the Tucson tragedy, calling attention to the grim, empty seat within the chamber. But he quickly moved forward in the speech, talking at length about America’s greatness and spirit of innovation. It all felt a little empty … until Obama broke the ice with his first really great joke.
“I have heard rumors that a few of you still have concerns about our new health care law.” It came a little late into the speech, but it was the line that united the room. Laughter is much more heartfelt than forced applause, and at last the President of the United States was off and running.
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President Barack Obama may be having difficulty raising his approval numbers, but can he get one of the world's biggest mysteries solved?
This week on Mythbusters, Obama will task hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman with re-testing the myth of Archimedes Solar Ray -- the supposed weapon that destroyed Roman ships around 200 B.C. by using only mirrors and the sun.
The episode will air Wednesday night at 9 P.M. on the Discovery Channel.
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The President of the United States of America appeared on Comedy Central’s Daily Show Wednesday night … but if you thought Barack Obama was going to spend his time trading quips with host Jon Stewart, you were wrong.
Stewart, as usual, set the tone for the interview immediately: serious but fun. He solemnly addressed the President and shook his hand before presenting him with Mug Force One -- a classic Daily Show cup, embellished in celebration of the occasion.
The two got down to hard-hitting issues right away. Stewart opened up the floor to talk about health care, Congress -- Obama’s entire administration.
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A poll from AskMen.com has named Daily Show host Jon Stewart as the most influential person of 2010, beating Kanye West (#5), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (#3) and President Barack Obama (#21).
More than 500,000 participated in the poll, the fifth annual such poll of its kind.
Last year’s most influential winner? Don Draper, a character on AMC’s Mad Men.
You can check out the "Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2010" list here.
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The Daily Show has officially announced that President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to appear on the series. The leader of the free world is scheduled to visit the late night talk show Wednesday, October 27.
Obama himself is a friend of the show -- he appeared via video conferencing only days before the 2008 presidential election (view that moment in the clip above).
The president's appearance is surely no coincidence. Comedy Central isn’t exactly a big news media outlet, but in its way the cable network is an active contributor to pop culture and the way people view the political landscape. Strongly left-oriented, Comedy Central’s audience is in Obama’s target Democratic and left-leaning undecided demographic … and the midterm elections are now less than a dozen days away.
Will you be tuning it to hear the President’s message?
President Barack Obama will appear on the December 8 episode of Mythbusters, a show dedicated to disproving movie myths and other urban legends.
The Discovery Channel is offering few tidbits about the presidential appearance, but they did say the episode includes this question: "Did Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun?"
The Obama appearance will help promote the White House’s current message of science education.
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This Thursday’s broadcast of The View will mark two significant returns: the return of President Barack Obama and the (brief) return of Barbara Walters.
Although Obama has chatted with the ladies before, he hasn’t visited the program since March 2008 - when he was just a U.S. senator. Meanwhile, Walters - who is still taking time off to recover from her heart surgery - will make a special appearance for the event.
The hour is not only a coup for the The View, but for daytime television overall. This is the first time a sitting president has guested on a daytime talk show.
What’s worse than an evening full of lame jokes? Being entertained by a comedian who recycled them.
Although he was clearly headlining the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this Saturday, Tonight Show host Jay Leno apparently thought he was participating in NBC’s Green Week.
How else could he possibly explain writing a routine made up of old jokes?
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Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday:
- 2010 Winter Olympics
- Alias Smith and Jones (Seasons 2 & 3)
- Dallas (Season 13)
- Emergency! (Season 6)
- Faces of America (PBS Series)
- Haunted (Complete Series)
- The Lovers & Friends Show (Seasons 1 & 2)
- The Official Inaugural Celebration
- Tom and Jerry Tales (Season 1)
- When They Cry (Complete Box Set)
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.
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